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Cite it right : the SourceAid guide to citation, research, and avoiding plagiarism /
co-authors, Tom Fox, Julia Johns, Sarah Keller.
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
Osterville, Mass. : SourceAid Llc, 2007.
description
v, 226 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0977195716
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imprint
Osterville, Mass. : SourceAid Llc, 2007.
isbn
0977195716
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
6439248
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2008-07-01:
This easy-to-follow overview of the research process simplifies citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and Council of Science Editors styles. The chapter on writing ethics includes "plagiarism lessons from real life" to illustrate the importance of citing sources. Subsequent chapters skim the surface of topic selection, developing a thesis statement, gathering and evaluating sources, and the writing process. Unfortunately, the library resources section begins with a dated reference to "the library's alphabetized card catalogue" and moves on to the "less visible research venues of microfilm, microfiche, electronic databases and interlibrary loans." It discusses Boolean operators in conjunction with Google rather than library databases.Nonetheless, student researchers will find the straightforward chapters covering citation styles quite useful. Accurate and complete, these sections encompass problematic citation types, such as online resources. Although certainly not replacing the original manuals, this guide simplifies sometimes-arcane rules, and clarifies style issues that are confusing in the original manuals. A comparable work is Charles Lipson's Cite Right (CH, Mar'07, 44-3601), which covers additional guidelines (American Anthropological Association, American Medical Association, American Chemical Society, Harvard Law Review Association, and Bluebook). However, its citation examples are not as straightforward as this volume's. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers. M. F. Jones East Tennessee State University
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Compact size and a higher quotient of straightforwardness will probably make this the first choice of many students and other users . . . Someone should have written this book years ago." Booklist
"Compact size and a higher quotient of straightforwardness will probably make this the first choice of many students and other users . . . Someone should have written this book years ago." -- Booklist
""Cite It Right," with its inviting layout, sensible organization, and abundant examples unmistakably surpasses them all. It simply unlocks the mystery and reason behind traditional documentation handbooks." --Patsy Brekke, president, Writing Foundations
" Cite It Right, with its inviting layout, sensible organization, and abundant examples unmistakably surpasses them all. It simply unlocks the mystery and reason behind traditional documentation handbooks." --Patsy Brekke, president, Writing Foundations
"An outstanding tool. The information in this volume truly addresses creating citations in an accessible way." School Library Journal
"An outstanding tool. The information in this volume truly addresses creating citations in an accessible way." -- School Library Journal
"Cite It Right, with its inviting layout, sensible organization, and abundant examples unmistakably surpasses them all. It simply unlocks the mystery and reason behind traditional documentation handbooks." Patsy Brekke, president, Writing Foundations
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Summaries
Main Description
By simplifying the complex citation process, this detailed guide enables writers to confidently investigate a topic and accurately quote the resulting research in a variety of documents without having to consult four separate style tomes. From gathering credible sources and developing strong topics to writing thesis statements and ensuing revisions, each step of the research paper writing process is discussed, with particular emphasis placed on supporting academic integrity and eliminating plagiarism. A straightforward compilation of the four major writing-style manuals--American Psychological Association (APA), Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), Council of Science Editors (CSE), and the Modern Language Association (MLA)--this fully revised handbook distills the major concepts into easily understandable terms and provides complete citation examples for each source type.
Main Description
By simplifying the complex citation process, this detailed guide enables writers to confidently investigate a topic and accurately quote the resulting research in a variety of documents without having to consult four separate style tomes. From gathering credible sources and developing strong topics to writing thesis statements and ensuing revisions, each step of the research paper writing process is discussed, with particular emphasis placed on supporting academic integrity and eliminating plagiarism. A straightforward compilation of the four major writing-style manualsAmerican Psychological Association (APA), Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), Council of Science Editors (CSE), and the Modern Language Association (MLA)this fully revised handbook distills the major concepts into easily understandable terms and provides complete citation examples for each source type.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. iii
General Advice Before You Get Startedp. iv
Writing Ethicsp. 1
Plagiarism Definedp. 1
Citing Sourcesp. 2
When to Cite Sourcesp. 4
Researchp. 9
Choosing Your Topicp. 9
Developing a Working Thesis Statementp. 10
Gathering Sources: Using the Libraryp. 12
Internet Researchp. 14
Evaluating Sourcesp. 16
Writingp. 23
Paper Introductionsp. 23
Body of the Paperp. 24
Tables and Figuresp. 33
Paper Conclusionsp. 34
Making Revisionsp. 35
Modern Language Associationp. 39
About MLAp. 39
Composition Layoutp. 40
Works Citedp. 45
Parenthetical Citationsp. 49
Notesp. 55
Understanding MLA Terminologyp. 61
Citation Formatsp. 65
American Psychological Associationp. 107
About APAp. 107
Composition Layoutp. 107
Reference Listp. 113
Parenthetical Citationsp. 117
Understanding APA Terminologyp. 120
Citation Formatsp. 122
Chicago Manual of Stylep. 139
About CMSp. 139
Composition Layoutp. 140
Bibliographyp. 147
Text Citationsp. 151
Notesp. 154
Understanding CMS Terminologyp. 160
Citation Formatsp. 163
Council of Science Editorsp. 195
About CSEp. 195
Composition Layoutp. 197
Reference Listp. 198
In-Text Citationsp. 202
Understanding CSE Terminologyp. 206
Citation Formatsp. 209
Indexp. 221
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